Plum Blossom Cake is one of the most famous traditional featured cake category snacks in Jiangsu region. More than two hundred years ago, an emperor came to Jiangsu, seeing it look like the plum blossom and the color and luster seem so attractive, so he tasted it. The emperor felt it was of agreeable sweetness after coming into the mouth and it was of medium softness and crispiness, which makes it remembered once and again and better than the royal desserts in the palace, hence he applauded and cheered, and gave it the name of Plum Blossom Cake. A tiny cake that is like an artwork has been handed down so far.
The traditional Plum Blossom Cake is baked by special stove with small rice dumplings, flour, white granulated sugar and bean paste as the main raw materials. The filling is colorful and evenly matched and perfectly connected. The surface of the cake appears to be golden and fluffy, while the cake body is jade yellow and with sharp corner angles. The sweet sticky filling within the tenacious shell is mellow and tasty, which makes it appropriate for both young and old people .
For today’s Plum Blossom Cake, while traditional producing methods are inherited, the red jujube, raisins, nuts, black sesame and other innovative materials are also filled, and the filling inside also has multiple choices such as fruit fillings, purple potato stuffing and so on, but the spongy taste and concentrated sweet fragrance has never changed.
Spring has come while winter has been away, many people come to Jiangsu to enjoy the sight of the plum blossom lightly bursted on many trees. In the warm spring, it cannot be more appropriate than having a cake of plum blossom shape while enjoying the flowers.